Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy
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Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy

The American actor and director George Clooney was injured in a scooter accident on the Italian island of Sardinia where he is working on a miniseries, Italian media reported on Tuesday.

Clooney, 57, had just left his hotel on a motor scooter when he crashed into a small truck, Italy's Chi magazine said on its Web site. He was taken to hospital with a possible injury to his hip, state news agency Ansa said.

Local police are investigating the accident, Ansa said. Clooney is in Sardinia to film a miniseries based on Joseph Heller's book "Catch 22", the news agency said. Clooney is an Oscar-winning actor, known for roles in films such as Ocean's 11, Up in the Air, Michael Clayton and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Clooney and his family are thought to be have based themselves in a villa in San Teodoro in Sardinia while Clooney has been filming Catch-22.

However, the star was staying in a hotel for the night in nearby Costa Corallina to be closer to the set, when the accident happened. (UNI)